Let's do lunch:
Call it consolation for being stuck in some gray cube downtown: Weekly restaurant critic Meredith Brody counsels lunching on The Madison salad (grilled chicken, asparagus, and roasted white-truffle potatoes) at Mixt Greens (560 Mission at Second St., 543-2505; 475 Sansome at Comercial, 296-9292; and 120 Sansome at Bush, 433-6498).
Trashy name, classy joint, plus a four-hour happy hour that can turn even the classiest drinker trashy. See how at Harlot (46 Minna St. at Shaw Alley, 777-1077), 5-9 p.m.
Drink cheap and local, with the thrilling promise of a glimpse of plumber's crack: It's Blue Collar Thursday at 540 Club (540 Clement at Seventh Ave., 752-7276), 4-7 p.m.